You Can’t Fix a Vulnerability You Don’t Know Exists
What do you get for pretending the dangers of cybersecurity aren’t real? Business downtime, interruptions, and loss of customer trust are all likely consequences of lax security efforts. Upfront Computer Solutions’s IT security assessments ensure your sensitive data and network risks are minimized.
Cybercriminals are relentless in their pursuit of sensitive data. Every day new security risks are directed at cloud environments, data security measures, and business networks. Upfront Computer Solutions’s IT security assessments are the ideal way to maximize your organization’s security and minimize the number of damaging security incidents.
Our manual risk assessment process is like an IT security audit, looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your operating, web application, data storage, and network security systems. To ensure an in-depth assessment, Upfront Computer Solutions uses a multistep cybersecurity audit process, including:
- Review your IT policy procedures, compliance requirements, and define your risk criteria and risk acceptance criteria to address the threat levels you are willing to accept
- Gather a list of your data assets including hard copies, e-files, media, and mobile devices
- Identify threats, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses in your network, cybersecurity, and hardware. Our IT security assessments consider a range of scenarios, like employees joining unsecured WiFi connections or losing devices.
- Evaluate the threat levels of each identified risk. Not all vulnerabilities are equally severe. Assigning a risk score helps us prioritize our mitigation efforts.
- Generate cybersecurity audit reports to identify prioritized assets, explain why they’re critical, define applied and omitted security controls.
- Review, monitor, audit, and test your IT security assessments.
Vulnerability scans are less thorough than vulnerability assessments but are an effective way to track the effectiveness of your remediation efforts and detect new vulnerabilities. Upfront Computer Solutions offers two types of vulnerability scans as part of our risk management processes—external and internal.
External vulnerability scans locate and identify weaknesses in your network’s structure. Internal scanning finds vulnerabilities within the network itself. Think of external scanning as checking to make sure all your doors are locked, and windows closed before leaving on vacation. Internal scans are more like setting timers on the lights, ensuring the stove is turned off, and air conditioning set at an appropriate temperature before leaving.
Has it been a while since you’ve devoted time to your network and data security efforts? Are you concerned that your critical data is exposed to cybercriminals? Reach out to Upfront Computer Solutions to schedule a free consultation and let us know your cybersecurity concerns, and learn more about our IT security audits.
Through our 20+ years in business, Upfront Computer Solutions has learned that a well-thought-out policy is one of the most vital aspects of cybersecurity. Many of our clients who were negatively impacted by a security breach or lack of compliance failed to have clear security guidelines for their employees to follow.
As your dedicated partner, we review and develop cybersecurity policies to ensure they align with and exceed industry and company standards.
A critical component of Upfront Computer Solutions’s IT security assessment and remediation is vulnerability testing . Our automated testing not only verifies the effectiveness of our cybersecurity solutions but also tests your system in real-time for new areas hackers may exploit. Software or security control updates may inadvertently create openings for bad actors to gain entry through. Our tactical penetration testing identifies and addresses problematic issues and offers remediation solutions quickly and efficiently.
IT security audits compare your system, network, and application security measures against the defined standards of an industry. While meeting an industry’s regulatory requirements is essential for any business, some industries face severe penalties for noncompliance. Upfront Computer Solutions’s IT security assessments help ensure you remain compliant to even the strictest regulations and avoid penalties and fines.